“Do your parents know we’re engaged again,” I asked Pat as we drove back to our apartment from the airport.
“Yep, they knew that I was going to propose before we left. I talked to them about everything then I talked to your parents.”
Pat smirked as we pulled up in front of his parent’s house.
“I sort of kind of promised them we’d spend the night here tonight.”
“Is Leah here too?”
“Yeah she and Leah are here and Jon came to spend the night here before him and Erica head to Winnipeg later on this week for his day with the cup.”
“I don’t know yet but I’m sure it’s going to be one big party for us.”
“There ain’t no party like a P.Kane party!”
“Because P.Kane parties don’t stop.”
“You’re a lame ass,” I laughed while slapping his shoulder.
“But you love me anyway,” he said giving me a kiss as we walked through the door.
“Patrick,” Donna said walking over to hug her son, “We miss you around here.”
“We live ten minutes away, mom,” he replied rolling his eyes.
“I know but I’m not used to my little boy being away all of this time,” Donna sniffled and Pat Sr. laughed.
“Ally, you’re glowing,” he said.
“Pat and I have some news for you guys.”
“Are you pregnant,” Donna asked excitedly.
“God no, Pat and I made the decision that we aren’t going to have kids until we get married which will be soon.”
“OH MY GOD, YOU’RE ENGAGED AGAIN,” Donna shouted hugging me and Pat.
“When did this happen,” Pat Sr. asked.
“Last night,” I said and Pat smiled kissing my temple.
“I’m really happy for you guys, you really deserve to be happy after everything that has happened to you within the last three years.”
“PATRICK,” Jackie shouted running down the steps and tackling Pat.
“Jackie, I can’t breathe,” he said laughing and hugging his sister.
“I missed you,” she replied kissing his cheek.
“I miss you too, Jax.”
“Ally,” Erica said coming through the door followed by Jon, “I didn’t know you guys were coming home.”
“Our week in Disney is over, Pat and I are engaged again, and we plan to get married in July of 2012.”
“You guys have the date set and everything this time,” Jon said smiling, “Wow! You guys are serious about getting married this time.”
“We’re older now and we’ll be ready to make such a big commitment in two years so we set the date.”
“I’m happy for you, really, I am,” Jon said shaking Pat’s hand and hugging me.
“Where’s Leah and Adam,” Pat asked.
“They went to the hospital since Leah has been throwing up all day and they just want to make sure everything is okay but I think it’s just morning sickness,” Donna said, “But I’d rather be safe than sorry.”
“She went with them.”
“Oh okay,” Pat said before we headed upstairs to his old room to put our bags in there.
“Are you guys still spending the night here,” Jackie asked leaning in the doorway.
“Yup,” I said opening my suitcase and tossing her the Mickey Mouse hoodie that Pat and I bought her.
“Wow, you guys actually got me the hoodie I asked for.”
“You can say thank you, you brat,” Pat said smiling.
“Thanks,” Jackie said giving both of us a hug, “I love it.”
She walked out and closed the door behind her leaving Pat and I to ourselves. We both flopped down on the bed and curled up in each other’s arms to take a nap. We were almost asleep when the door flew open and Adam jumped on us.
“WAKE UP, SNOWFLAKES,” Adam said and Pat punched him in the stomach.
“Hey Adam,” I said giving him a hug, “Surprisingly, I’ve missed you.”
“I’ve missed you too, it’s not the same without you.”
“So you’re really going to play for the Stars,” Pat said and Adam nodded his head.
“This really sucks that I won’t get to see you or Leah hardly at all,” I said and Adam sat down on the chair in Pat’s room.
“We’ll make it work, I’ll bring her to Chicago when we’re there on road trips and you guys can come see her when the Hawks are in Texas then we’ll split the summers here between Buffalo and Madison. It’ll work out, no matter what team I’m on, I’m still a part of this family and you’re friend.”
“Stop making her cry, Adam,” Leah scolded coming into the room, “ALLY! YOU’RE ENGAGED AGAIN AND GETTING MARRIED IN 2012.”
“Yup,” I said flashing my ring and she shrieked hugging me and falling on top of me.
“Ool that’s hot,” Adam said and Pat threw a pillow at him, “What I’m a guy, I’m allowed to have thoughts about my wife with another woman.”
“ADAM,” Leah shouted and I laughed.
“Just don’t think about my woman that way,” Pat said giving me a kiss.
“How about we have guys night tonight since the bitches are going to be working on wedding shit?”
“Sounds good to me,” Adam bumping knuckles with Pat causing Leah and I to roll our eyes.
“Men,” Leah said smirking and rolling her eyes.
“PATRICK, ALLY, ADAM, LEAH, DINNER,” Jessica shouted up the stairs.
“Hitler is waiting,” Adam joked and we all laughed.
Dinner went by without a hitch and all of the guys went out leaving Donna, Jackie, Jessica, Leah, Erica, and me by ourselves.
“Chick flicks or scary movies,” Donna asked.
“Scary movies, we’re all in love here except those two,” Leah said pointing to Jackie and Jessica.
“MOM! THEY’RE BEING STUCK-UP BITCHES AGAIN,” Jessica shouted.
“Jess, I’m right here no need to shout,” Donna scolded her daughter.
“Saw, The Ring, Halloween, Nightmare on Elm Street, or Friday the 13th,” Erica asked going through the DVDs on the bottom of the TV stand.
“How about none of those,” Jackie said with an attitude.
“How about you shut up before I make you sleep outside,” Leah said and Jackie huffed causing Erica and I to laugh.
“Did dad go with them,” Jackie asked Donna.
“Nope, he’s downstairs watching soccer.”
Erica put in Saw and it wasn’t long before we were screaming and burying our faces behind pillows. Leah sat there laughing and eating the popcorn while we watched the movie.
“That guy just got his head chopped off and you’re laughing,” Erica asked.
“It’s so fake, it’s funny,” Leah said between giggles and a mouthful of popcorn.
“Can I have some of that,” Jessica asked and Leah gave her a handful.
“Guys, did you hear that,” Jackie asked and we shushed her, “OH MY GOD, MOM!”
Three Jigsaw masks came around the corner from the kitchen and we all screamed. Leah stood up and walked towards the three figures wearing the masks.
“Just because I’m pregnant doesn’t mean I am afraid of anything, bring it on motherfuckers,” she said throwing the bowl at one of the figures and it cursed.
“JESUS CHRIST LEAH, IT’S US PLAYING A JOKE, ARE YOU TRYING TO KILL ME,” Pat asked taking the mask and hood off.
“PATRICK TIMOTHY KANE, I AM GOING TO KILL YOU,” I said punching him in the arm.
“OW! WHAT THE HELL WAS THAT FOR?”
“That was for scaring us and being an asshole.”
“Babe, you have one hell of an arm on you,” Adam said wrapping his arms around her.
“You’re sleeping on the couch tonight!”
“It was all Pat’s idea, he suggested we scare you.”
“Would you jump off of a bridge if Pat told you to?”
“I wouldn’t be stupid enough to jump off of a bridge.”
“Are you mad, babe,” Jon asked Erica who had yet to say anything.
“I’m not mad, just disappointed. I’m just surprised you went along with something my brother told you to do.”
“I’m sorry,” Jon said giving her a kiss, “Really I am.”
“It’s okay, don’t worry about it,” Erica replied hugging him and giving him a kiss.
“Clean up the popcorn and make some more and the guys can join us watching the movie since we need some shoulders to bury our faces in,” Donna said as Pat and I volunteered to make new popcorn while Erica cleaned the mess in the living room.
“You know you look hot when you’re scared,” Pat said coming up behind me and wrapping his arms around my waist.
“You look sexy in all black,” I replied giving him a kiss and we started making out.
“Seriously guys, you’re going to fuck on the counter while we’re in the next room,” Erica said coming in the kitchen causing Pat and I to break apart. She rolled her eyes and turned on her heel walking back into the living room.
“We were just making out, what’s got her so pissed off,” Pat asked before our lips were joined again but this time we accidentally knocked Jon’s hoodie onto the floor and a black velvet box fell out of the pocket when I bent down to pick it up.
“Oh my God, Pat,” I said opening the box and there sat a vintage looking princess cut engagement ring. It was slightly bigger than mine and I didn’t care at all. My ring was my ring and Pat bought it for me and that’s why I didn’t envy this ring.
“HOLY SHIT,” Pat said taking the box from my hands.
“Do you think he’s going to ask Erica to marry him?”
“I don’t know, I mean he’s twenty-two and she’s twenty.”
“It’s a situation like ours, I’m sure Jon just bought it and is going to put it away until he’s ready to give it to her.”
“Hey guys, did I leave my jacket in here,” Jon asked coming into the kitchen and Pat quickly shutting the box and handing it to me behind his back and I slid it back into Jon’s pocket.
“Here you go,” I said taking it off of the chair and handing it to Jon.
“Thanks,” he said sighing in relief, “I thought I lost it and I can’t afford to lose it.”
“I’m sure you can’t,” I replied and Jon just smiled not catching on to what I said and walked into the living room.
“I can’t believe he’s going to ask my baby sister to marry him.”
“Hey you don’t know for sure if he is yet, just calm down,” I said rubbing Pat’s back and he turned to me giving me a kiss.
“We should go watch the movie before they think we’re screwing each other in here.”
“Good idea.” Pat took my hand and we walked into the living room sitting down on the couch. I soon fell asleep on Pat’s shoulder and when I woke up the next morning I was in Pat’s bed with his arm around me.
I woke up to Erica knocking on the door telling us that Donna made breakfast and that it was waiting for us downstairs.
During breakfast Erica received from her friend, Julie. I’ve hated Julie since junior high and she hated me too. She especially hates me now that I am engaged to Patrick and I could care less.
“Donovan,” Erica asked, “Really? Didn’t he get the message to leave me alone when Ally broke his nose.”
“Who’s Donovan,” Jon whispered.
“Erica’s ex-boyfriend that cheated on her with the bitch she’s talking to,” I said, “I beat Julie’s ass and broke her jaw and I broke Donovan’s nose when we found them screwing each other.”
“I was going to kick his ass myself but Ally got to him before I did,” Pat said, “He was the biggest piece of shit that walked the face of the Earth and I’ll kill him if he ever steps foot into this house again.”
“You won’t have to worry about killing him because I’ll do it my damn self if he comes into this house while I’m here,” Jon said.
“HE’S WHAT,” Erica asked, “No, I got a boyfriend. I’ve been with him for two years. He’s one of Pat’s friends. Yes he’s a hockey player and no you can’t sleep with him too you slut. I don’t have time for this, leave me alone and do me a favor and don’t ever call my house again.”
“Fucking bitch, I told you I didn’t like her,” I said as Erica sat down.
“Jon, you might want to be on the defensive when that doorbell rings in about ten minutes.”
“Why does Captain Serious have to be on the defensive,” Adam asked coming around the corner with Leah.
“Donovan, her ex-douche bag boyfriend decided that he wants to visit and is on his way over here.”
“I’ll help the boys kick his ass,” Adam said cracking his knuckles.
“I remember he was Jason’s protégé,” Leah shivered, “He was there one night when he beat me.”
“Leah,” Erica said hugging her cousin, “Why didn’t you tell me?”
“You weren’t with him then, Ally had just kicked his ass and I knew she’d kill him if I told you.”
“I hate the kid already and I never even met him,” Adam said when the doorbell rang.
Jon went upstairs to use the bathroom when Donovan showed up.
“Let him in,” Pat said to me as he and Adam both took a seat on the couch pretending they were watching TV.
I opened the door and Donovan walked in, “Hey Ally, you’re looking just as slutty as ever.”
“Aw Donovan don’t talk when you have a dick in your mouth,” I spat back and Adam chuckled next to Pat who elbowed him to shut up.
“Hey Pat, congrats on the cup man, can me and a couple of my buddies get into your cup party here for free?”
“How about you’re not invited and I don’t like you,” Pat fired back and Adam high fived him.
“Well, well, well if it isn’t Adam Burish, the man who married the biggest whore in Buffalo.”
“I didn’t know he married your mom, I thought he was married to me,” Leah said coming out of the dining room to sit on Adam’s lap.
“I suggest you not fuck with anyone in this family while I’m here today because I will kick your ass kid,” Adam said and Donovan rolled his eyes as Erica came into view.
“Guys can you let us talk in private,” she asked as everyone reluctantly nodded their heads.
“Call me if you need help throwing his ass out of here,” Adam said to Erica who nodded her head.
I was so pissed that Erica would let that douche bag in this house while I was here. I was her boyfriend for God’s sake. I deserved to be down there with her talking to him but I sat on the top of the stairs out of view watching them like a hawk in the mirror.
I felt my blood boil as the douche bag leaned over and kiss her. I flew up off of the steps and walked into her room slamming the door behind me.
“WHAT THE FUCK,” I shouted throwing the TV remote at the wall.
Did I not mean anything to her? I bought her a ring for God’s sake and she let him kiss her. I wasn’t going to give her the ring, it was going to be locked up in the safe at my parent’s house in Winnipeg for when I was ready but I gave her a promise ring on my birthday.
She hurt me by kissing him back, I loved her with all of my heart and thought that our two years together meant something to her but that blew up in my face when she kissed that jackass.
“Jon,” she said coming into the room shutting the door behind her, “Can we talk?”
“There’s nothing to talk about,” I said packing my suitcase.
“Where are you going,” she asked.
“Home to Winnipeg, that’s where I’m going.”
“I thought we weren’t leaving until Thursday.”
“I’m going home a few days early, is that okay with you?”
“Jon, what’s wrong,” she said coming over to me and turning my face to meet hers.
“I saw you kiss him, Erica.”
“I didn’t kiss him, Jonny, he kissed me.”
“Do you expect me to believe that? You didn’t exactly pull away from him.”
“I slapped him, and Ally punched him in the face and re-broke his nose. I’d never cheat on you let alone think about kissing my douche bag ex-boyfriend. I love you, Jonny.”
“I love you too, Erica but I need time to think.”
I didn’t bother to look at her face, I know I hurt her. I felt like that asshole that just left and I promised I’d never hurt her but I broke that promise.
“Jonny,” she said reaching out and I pulled away zipping my suitcase and walking out of the house without saying goodbye to the Kane family or Erica.
I saw her through the rearview mirror of my rental car sitting on the porch just staring after my car. I tried to forget the image as I got onto the highway heading towards the airport.
“DAMN IT,” I cursed pulling over on the side of the road. Quickly doing a U-turn I sped off towards the house.
Erica had her back to me as I put the car in park in the middle of the street and ran behind her pulling her to me kissing her.
“Jonny,” she cried.
“I’m sorry,” I said placing a kiss on her lips.
“I love you and only you.”
I gave her another kiss and I felt the ring box in my pocket but I couldn’t bring myself to ask her to marry me but I knew deep in my heart that she was going to live in Chicago with me this season and that she will be mine forever because no one and nothing is going to come between us. So much for a welcome home for Pat and Ally, they can’t escape drama no matter how hard they try.